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Library To Celebrate 160th Anniversary

Oswego Library

OSWEGO – The Oswego Public Library invites the public to attend the 160th anniversary of the opening of the building on  June 14, at 5:30 p.m.

The Oswego Public Library opened its doors for the first time in 1857, making it now America’s oldest public library still in its original building.

They will gather for a fun time featuring live animals from G & G, commemorative button making, actors in 1857 costume, highlight tours of the building, bilingual story time in English and Spanish and refreshments from the Friends of the Library from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The library is located at 120 E. Second St.

Many children and families will enjoy the celebration and the newly opened Early Learning Play Center.

The Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees is pledged to ensure that the library provides the best up-to-date services to the greater Oswego community.

A library has a responsibility to provide access to information necessary for a free society and for all people to be informed citizens. By providing free print and electronic resources, all citizens can be connected to job opportunities, political discourse, current events, government information and social networking that otherwise might not be available to them.

This budget will provide the funds necessary to maintain all current services, meet the demands of access to electronic resources for the future and manage the library’s administrative operations in a safe environment.

Cathy Santos is president of the board.

The mission of the Oswego Public Library is to be the learning center for the greater Oswego area and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information.  Community needs drive our services. We believe that library services should be delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.